Worldhotel Saltanat Almaty
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... to last forever philosophy of the Soviets at the time. The statues are those of the massively strong Soviet heroes of the era with the square jaws. One can see this in the newer museums and government buildings. One of the two things that caught my attention was by one of their main monument by the city square and that was a page in a book with a hand print on it and I is said that if one puts one’s hand on that page and wishes for peace, their wish ...
... and in that time claiming I am not a bus nurd, I have to admit when I'm abroad, I AM a bus nurd. Whilst Arriva (my previous bus employer) often missed their KPIs, the buses here don't have any KPIs to hit..... Punctuality-not existent as there's no timetable Driver politeness-hard to tell when he's talking on his mobile the whole way Safety-driver doesn't actually stop the bus as he opens the door and drops people off, they are more ...
... frustrating. As Sam said, we would have looked like right nobheads had we hired all the kit in town and lugged it up. At least we were able to enjoy a nice lunch in the sun followed by a hold of an eagle. Wow it was enormous and so so heavy. The man kept telling me to hold my arm up and move it so the eagle would flare it's wings but after only a minute I could barely hold my arm up at all! So much for getting big guns from lifting my pack. I had best go buy some more stuff. Not ...
We both slept well and John especially felt much better. Breakfast a Mongolian one eg soup with noodles and bread. We successfully got some jam and butter to go with the coffee. Left at nine and drove to a nearby river which had to be crossed. Six people were 'road markers' and i sat on top to take photos. Continued our drive to Tuvkhon Monastery which was destroyed too but has since been rebuilt and is bow an important ...
... one so we thought we would have to sleep on the floor. When we came back later though the aunt had been there and created a 'double bed' out f that lounge. Still a lounge though eg no mattress. It really was like indoor camping. The hope for the day was to go hiking in the mountains but it became one of theses travelling days when things don't work out. We caught a bus, we caught a minivan, we changed to another absolutely crammed full standing room only minivan and at ...